Keyword: food

    The Ethical Meat Handbook

    The Ethical Meat Handbook

    Complete home butchery, charcuterie and cooking for the conscious omnivore

    Nutrition, environmental impact, ethics, sustainability — it seems like there's no end to the factors we must consider when we think about our food. At the center of the dietary storm is animal-based agriculture. Was your beef factory-farmed or …

    Soil Sisters

    Soil Sisters

    A Toolkit for Women Farmers

    Women in agriculture are sprouting up in record numbers, but they face a host of distinct challenges and opportunities. Blending What Color is Your Parachute-style career advice with sustainable agriculture practices viewed through a gender lens, …

    Permaculture for the Rest of Us

    Permaculture for the Rest of Us

    Abundant Living on Less than an Acre

     

    Many of us want to increase our self-sufficiency, but few have access to the ideal 5 sunny, gently-sloping acres of rich, loamy, well-drained soil. Jenni Blackmore presents a highly entertaining, personal account of how permaculture can be …

    Craft Distilling

    Craft Distilling

    Making Liquor Legally at Home

    Many people have experienced great success making their own beer or wine at home. In recent years a number of hobbyists have become interested in making distilled spirits. However, distilled spirits are more complicated to produce, and the process …

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    Mycelial Mayhem

    Mycelial Mayhem

    Growing Mushrooms for Fun, Profit and Companion Planting

    Most supermarket mushrooms are bland and boring; products of an industrial process which typically relies on expensive equipment and harmful pesticides. Many people would like to add more flavorful and diverse fungi to their diets, but lack the …

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    Seed Libraries

    Seed Libraries

    And Other Means of Keeping Seeds in the Hands of the People

    Historically, seed companies were generally small, often family-run businesses. Because they were regionally-based, they could focus on varieties well-suited to the local environment. A Pacific Northwest company, for example, would specialize in …

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    Resilient Agriculture

    Resilient Agriculture

    Cultivating Food Systems for a Changing Climate

    Climate change presents an unprecedented challenge to the productivity and profitability of agriculture in North America. More variable weather, drought and flooding create the most obvious damage, but hot summer nights, warmer winters, longer …

    related subjects: Climate Change